WPT Global Expands Summer Festival to $8 Million Guarantee

WPT Global has increased the guarantee for its upcoming Summer Festival from $7 million to a record-breaking $8 million. The festival aims to be the biggest online poker series on the platform. Additionally, each champion of the Preheat Festival will receive a $220 seat in the Summer Festival Championship, adding over $35,000 in value.

The Summer Festival marks a milestone for WPT Global, surpassing previous events like the $4 million Winter Series and the $7 million Spring Festival. This series provides players the unique opportunity to become a WPT Champion from home.

Preheat Festival

The Preheat Festival, running from July 12-21, offers $3 million in guarantees across 160 tournaments. Each champion wins a seat in the $220 Summer Festival Main Event. Key events include:

  • $220 Championship, $300,000 GTD: Starts with a flight on the first day, followed by multiple flights leading to Day 2.
  • $22 Mini Championship, $80,000 GTD: Features numerous starting flights and the Best Stack Forward format.
  • $2,100 High Roller PKO, $200,000 GTD: Allows players to earn money by knocking out opponents, creating action-packed gameplay.

The festival features various formats, including Short Deck and both standard and progressive bounties.

Player of the Year Leaderboard

The Summer Festival offers players a chance to win points and climb the Player of the Year Leaderboard, which awards four $12,400 WPT Passports, $25,000 in tournament dollars, and $25,400 in cash. In total, $250,000 is up for grabs, providing a significant incentive to participate.

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$30,000 GTD Preheat Festival Freeroll

Players participating in more than 20 Preheat events will receive a ticket to a $30,000 GTD freeroll, offering Summer Festival tickets as prizes.

Summer Festival Championship

Preheat Festival champions will gain entry to the $500,000 GTD Summer Festival Championship, adding excitement to the series.

Cashback and Rewards

Participants in the Preheat Festival can earn up to $1,000 in cashback, Summer Festival seats, Global Spins tickets, and Casino Coins.

Summer Festival

Following the Preheat Festival, the Summer Festival runs from July 28 to August 18. With an increased guarantee of $8 million, it promises even bigger stakes and action. Highlights include:

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  • $3,500 WPT Championship, $1 million GTD
  • $1,050 WPT Prime, $750,000 GTD
  • $530 WPT500, $400,000 GTD
  • $220 Summer Festival Championship, $500,000 GTD
  • $22 Summer Festival Mini Championship, $150,000 GTD

The Summer Festival schedule aims to replicate the success of the Spring Festival, giving players a chance to become WPT Champions online and win their way onto the live World Poker Tour.

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